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Sons and Lovers was published only a few years after the ideas of Sigmund Freud, and more particularly Freud’s theory of the Oedipus complex first began to influence English writers. Especially if the marriage between the mother and father is not a happy and loving one, this parental preference for the child of the opposite sex becomes intensified, and the child begins to function as a substitute husband or wife. We can say that it is a psychological novel because the main character here is the mother and she has a bad marriage. She is unhappy and she makes herself happy by eating up her son's life (Paul), she doen't allow him to marry Miriam. She is infact a vampire figure exploits her sons life taking refuge behind of being the mother. We don't realize that while reading the book. She seems us so innocent as an unhappy mother.
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